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The Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA) enthusiastically supports and encourages the development of theatre arts and drama in the volunteer-led sector by promoting high quality standards and best practice amongst our members.
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New Festival Forms for 2016
Gordon and the National Committee extend a warm invitation to the SCDA National AGM 2015 held over the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th November.
As is now traditional, a weekend of drama and friendship is built round the main event, the National AGM, on Saturday the 14th of November at 11am at the Stirling Court Hotel (formerly Stirling Management Centre) in the beautiful grounds of Stirling University. Coffee will be served from 10.30am.
Following the AGM a forum aimed specifically at those organising festivals will be taking place to discuss important changes to the rules of entry and to look over the newly revamped and redesigned festival forms. It is expected that at least one representative from each District attends to ensure consistency Nationally in our Festival Rules and Forms. Please reply to HQ who will be attending from your District. It is hoped that Districts will contribute towards their representatives expenses. This is an ideal time for a District Reps and/or Secretary's to meet up with the National Committee and ask questions about the new rules and completion of the forms.
On the Friday evening dinner is served, and a chance to chat and catch up on events throughout the previous year.
Due to unforeseen problems, the Play on Words Gala evening will now be held in the Stirling Court Hotel (Stirling Management Centre), not in the Cowane Centre as previously advertised. Two plays will be presented: MOT by Mike Tibbets, performed by The Kirkintilloch Players, and About Alice by Yvette Walters, which will be a rehearsed reading by The General Council Players. Unfortunately, because no clubs felt able to perform Sweet Little Lies by Dave Butler, we cannot perform, or give a rehearsed reading of this play. Curtain-up will be 15:00 (please also note the time change).
However, in the evening – again in the Stirling Court Hotel – 88 Theatre will perform Kissing Sid James by by Robert Farquhar. Curtain-up for that performance: 19.30
Because we are only having 2 plays performed, National Committee (and Playwriting Committee) felt we should not ask for £6.00, as per the booking form, but we hope that people will give a donation to help defray the costs.
So, even though the original plans have been thwarted, we’re still seeing 2 new plays – the team that won British Final – and 88 Theatre perform the play that the club has successfully taken ‘on tour’. Added to that, you also see The General Council Players! What more can we say?
Accommodation is available for a combination of Friday, Saturday, or both nights, in the very smart ensuite accommodation in the hotel.
We continually organise and promote popular and successful festivals, run playwriting competitions and offer training in all aspects of theatre including: acting, set design and construction, costume and make up. You can keep updated on all of these events online or by reading our monthly newsletter or our quarterly in-house magazine, ‘Scene’. We also have thousands of plays available on loan to members which are housed in 3 libraries across Scotland.
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